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Carpe Diem Private School (Richardson)

271 Renner Parkway
Richardson, TX 75080

(972) 664-0203


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Philosophy & Approach

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity more

More Information

  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At Carpe Diem Private Preschool, we're dedicated to one thing- giving your child the best start on life by laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning. From our dedicated staff and inspired array of programs, to our secure, state-of-the-art facilities, every element of Carpe Diem is designed to enrich your child's mind, body, and spirit. So much so that we've met or exceeded the stringent requirements set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The fundamental reason and long-term goal for the kind of developmentally appropriate, child-centered, experiential learning we advocate is not only to help children to develop personal integrity, and fullfillment, but also to enable them to think critically, work cooperatively, solve problems creatively, and make the life-long decisions necessary to participate fully in society. Our meaningful curriculum for all age levels provides experiences which enable children to make sense of what they are learning and to connect or integrate their knowledge in ways that lead to rich conceptual development.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

In our infant classes through pre-kindergarten, our daily "Parent Report" form, in addition to the on-going, informal conversations you will have with your child's teacher, is one way of sharing with you what, why, and how we do things. All our staff can also be contacted through our voice mail and e-mail systems. We've installed state-of-the-art webcam systems that are linked to, which enable parents to watch their children right from their computers at home or work. We have a Parent Resource Center page on our website and information bulletin boards in our hallways where we post monthly newsletters and calendars, daily schedules, menus, weekly curriculum highlights, and monthly teacher newsletters. In addition, we have parent-teacher conferences scheduled three times throughout the year, special programs and family events, holiday celebrations, parent education workshops, and ways for parents to volunteer their special interests and talents.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Handling Separation: From the Director

We encourage parents to come to our lobby where our administrators will greet you warmly, assist you to check-in using our fingerprint scan system, escort you to your child's classroom, and help you get your child settled. We recommend keeping the goodbye reassuring, short, and sweet. Prolonging the inevitable often does not help the situation- ten minutes or so should do it; however we won't rush you and respect your right to decide how to best handle this situation with your child.